May’s Appreciation Station Winner- Pam W.

Posted in Blog at Jun 6, 2013

I would like to congratulate Pam W.  as May’s Appreciation Station winner!!  Pam is an On-Call PT and staff really appreciates and enjoys having her as part of the team.  It was shared that Pam always seems to tackle challenges with an energy and a positive “go-get-em” attitude.  She is a great team player and we appreciate what a thorough job she does not only with patients, but also with documentation and communication.


So wonderful to hear such positive feedback, keep up the great work!


Thank you for all you do Pam!


Kristy Brown  M.S., CCC-SLP

President and CEO

April’s Appreciation Station Winner – Kelly W.

Posted in Blog at May 3, 2013

Congratulations to Kelly W. as April’s Appreciation Station winner! Kelly is a PT from Minneapolis and has been helping us start up our Lymphedema program. She is a great team player and is always so positive and flexible. She is a great educator and will be helping with the Lymphedema training course starting this week. She always goes above and beyond, as proven when she gave each therapist at the Minneapolis location a finger oximeter. When thanked for going above and beyond for her team members she was very gracious and indicated, “This is a great team and it is easy to do something for them, it was nothing.”

Such a great example of a positive team member! Thank you for all you do Kelly!

Kristy Brown  M.S., CCC-SLP

President and CEO

March’s Appreciation Station Winner!

Posted in Blog at Apr 12, 2013

I would like to congratulate Esie G. for being March’s Appreciation Station winner! Esie is a PT at Apple Valley who has help tremendously in the last few months with taking on a student to shadow her. The student’s feedback was very positive and mentioned they acquired great experience under Esie’s guidance. We are grateful for your patience with this student as she learned the ins and out of geriatrics. Your willingness to assist students in their professional development and your commitment to making sure they have a great learning experience is much appreciated.

Thank you Esie!

Kristy Brown  M.S., CCC-SLP

President and CEO

Centrex Award Winners

Posted in Blog at Apr 10, 2013


I want to let you know how much fun I had at the Centrex Rehab party.  I have heard from so many people via email, phone and in person telling me what a great time they had as well.  It was a very successful 1st annual party for Centrex!

For those of you that missed it and for all of the people that I have cc’d, I want to let everyone know who the nominees and the winners of the awards were:

Centrex Mission Award

*Kelly W. AV

Centrex Extra Mile Award

*Pete G. Float

Centrex Awesome Award

*Sarah B. Hastings and Regina

Centrex Outstanding Clinician Award

*Rebecca (Becca) S. CV

Centrex Team Award

*MPLS and *AV

What an honor it is for me to work amongst such awesome, skilled and very caring therapists!  I always say that it is the great quality of care that you all do that spreads the word and grows our business.  It makes my job that much easier.  I can just brag about all of you!

Thanks for all of the incredible work you do day in and day out.

-Kristy Brown

Employee Appreciation Winners

Posted in Blog at Apr 2, 2013

Hello staff! I just want to thank you all for your hard work and continued dedication to giving the best care and service to our patients. I am so proud of each and every one of you. To show my appreciation, and with baseball season starting up, I thought we could celebrate with some Twin’s tickets! After putting all your names in a hat, three lucky winners were randomly drawn to receive 2 free Twin’s tickets for upcoming home games.

The winners are..

Margaret T, PTA from MLCC

Anna T, COTA from Minneapolis

Heidi H, PTA from Spring Valley

Please look for your tickets in the mail. Thank you for all your hard work!

Kristy Brown M.S., CCC-SLP President and CEO

March Appreciation Station Winners – Jodi T. & Theresa T.

Posted in Blog at Mar 12, 2013

Every month I am presented with several nominations for the Appreciation Station, and this month was no different. However, when it came time to choose a winner, two individuals stood out and I felt that both deserved recognition. I would like to congratulate both Jodi T, PT and Theresa T, OT for being this month’s Appreciation Station Winners! Both women exhibit extreme professionalism and genuine care in their jobs.

Jodi is a full-time Physical Therapist at Martin Luther Care Center has been able to keep up with a busy work load since day one. Jodi’s Rehab Director noted of her performance, “Jodi has put in many long hours and always does her job with a smile. We never have a complaint about Jodi!”

Theresa is a full-time Occupational Therapist at Chapel View. She was quietly observed recently by a co-worker exhibiting an acute level of compassion when she attempted for a 4th time to contact a family member to update them on the care of their loved one.  She did this with patience and tact. “If I had been that family member, I would have appreciated that call so greatly and the time she took to make it.” Theresa has certainly made an impression on her co-workers and patients.

Congratulations Jodi and Theresa, and thank you for your hard work!

February Appreciation Station Winner – Erika B.

Posted in Blog at Mar 12, 2013

Congratulations to Erika B. for being February’s Appreciation Station Winner!  Erika is a full-time OT for us at Minnesota Veterans Home and is doing amazing things for us there.  She is determined to do what is right and making a huge impact for good, always positive, and always keeping the patients’ best interests in mind.  She is a great OT and brings with her heightened quality of care.  We are grateful to her for all her efforts.  She is a fantastic representative for Centrex Rehab.

January Appreciation Station Winner – Melanie T.

Posted in Blog at Mar 12, 2013

Congratulations to Melanie T. for being January’s Appreciation Station Winner!  Melanie has been employed with us for over 5 years and is a full-time SLP.  She takes pride in and excels at her work.  We commend her for recently taking the time and initiative to set up some important processes and organization in the Speech department at Ridges.  Co-workers say Melanie goes the extra mile to look for and see to department needs, as well as carefully tending to residents’ needs.  These are the type of employees we so value.  Melanie is an asset to our team and a great representative for Centrex Rehab.

December Appreciation Station Winner – Suzanne M.

Posted in Blog at Mar 12, 2013

Congratulations to Suzanne M. for being this month’s Appreciation Station Winner! Sue is a part-time PT at Open Circle who is doing so much to make this facility a success. New to the facility as of September, she has already established herself as an asset to the facility and to all staff members around her. Staff says she is outstanding! Sue is a wonderful addition to the OC team and a great representative for Centrex! Thanks Sue for all you do! We really appreciate your hard work!